Doctors Hospital Health System (DHHS) helped to spread a little Christmas cheer today with a donation of $1200 to Freedom Kids youth arm of the Cancer Society’s Support Groups through the Doctors Hospital Meyer Rassin Foundation (DHMRF).
“Christmas can often be a difficult time for people battling illness, especially kids,” said DHHS President and CEO Dr. Charles Diggiss. “It gives us great joy at DHHS to give back to Freedom Kids and the Cancer Society in this way. We are happy to help these kids and teens celebrate Christmas and hopefully bring a little bit of joy during the holiday season.”
The Freedom Kids Christmas party is typically an annual event and the last quarterly social event for the group. However, due to the restrictions and protocols due to the pandemic of COVID-19, the event was not possible.
“At DHHS this year we embarked on an internal mandate called making December 2021 a December to Remember,” added Dr. Diggiss. “The purpose of this was to find causes locally that we could support, financially or otherwise, during the holiday season. Freedom Kids is one such organization.”
“We are thankful for the support of DHHS in this initiative,” said Errin Storr, Administrator at the Cancer Society. “This will help us in achieving the goal of providing a fun-filled, safe event for the children and their families.”
Freedom Kids is a community for kids diagnosed with cancer and sickle cell; children ranging in age from 2-17 years old. Diversity and access are very important to the support group which is geared towards children affected by these diseases.